Blue 18-wheeler

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
My Dad's blue Truck
My Dad's blue Truck

This truck represents the pain and suffering that my dad had to go through in order to help his family. My father is from Santa Barbara, Honduras. In Honduras, my dad went to school until he was 17 which was about the 11th grade. My dad lived a lard life in Honduras. He had to drop out of school in order to help his family due to his family containing of 10 brothers and sisters. He had to get a job at a banana plantation which was very very tiring and painful job. My dad was the oldest therefore he had the responsibility of taking care of all his brothers and sisters. When he turned 18 he decided to take on the journey of coming to the United States. When he arrived to the United States he met this man who introduced him to 18-wheelers and my dad decided to give truck driving a shot and see if he could make enough money to help his family. Over the years he began to fix everything he needed to fix in order to get his papers. Over the years my dad has been very successful and now owns a company of truck. I am very proud to say he is my father which is why he is my role model. Because of this I have a goal in life, my goal is to graduate both high school and college to later get a career and I could have enough money to let my father stop working.

Place(s): Honduras
Year: 1987

– Angel Arriaga

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